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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jun 19, 2012 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i cant believe i am recommending this...

Can't believe I'm agreeing with you! Haven't seen the movie, but the show on Broadway was good fun for the whole fam damily.

One of your most cogent posts.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 19, 2012 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i cant believe i am recommending this...

But that list sounds horribly painful. Really, wouldn't a precondition of enjoying it being that you had to either like that music or have a level of nostalgic attachment to it? Or does it somehow go beyond that?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 19, 2012 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i cant believe i am recommending this...

Yeah, I kept thinking...wait, it's NOT about the 60s?

WTF?

We Baby Boomers only go for the 60s...who IS this for? Are you suggesting the 80s have something to recall or something of value other than as micah noted (which I categorize as "I survived it")?

How many times have I made clear the 80s sucked, DEAD or otherwise?

;)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 20, 2012 1:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

Well, I guess I'd relate to a movie that played, oh, let's see ... here's a mid/late 70s equivalent to Micah's list:

Rhiannon
Do You Feel Like I Do
Dream On
Hotel California
Livin' Thing
We Will Rock You
Big Ten Inch Record
Wheel in the Sky
Cold as Ice (uh oh, this is going downhill fast)

I guess I could connect to a theoretical That 70s Movie with a soundtrack like that for sheer cheesy nostalgia value, whereas I can imagine someone a tad older running screaming for the exits. With good reason.

Of course, if the producers were kind, they'd bring in Bob Marley and Patti Smith, and if they were kind and a little arty and wanted to be really real about what was on turntables they'd have a lot to toss in (Roxy Music, Jethro Tull, Moody Blues, Yes, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, etc etc).

But for that true car-radio, high-school dance feel, I'm afraid it would be a list rather like mine ... still better than That 80s List, though.

(Oh, plus Freebird and Stairway to Heaven. Of course.)







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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 20, 2012 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

AAACCCCK stop!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 20, 2012 6:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

There certainly was.....the stretch from '75 to '77 was pretty good.....all of these songs instantly take me back to my first years in high school hoping against hope that Tricia Chambers would AND wouldn't ask me to dance at one of the after football game dances.........she did, and it was awesome.

Even In The Quietest Moments - Supertramp
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
More Than A Feeling - Boston
Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller
Slow Ride - Foghat
Do You Feel Like We Do - Frampton
Green Grass and High Tides - Outlaws
Follow You, Follow Me - Genesis

Oh yeah, there was this concert run at the Tower in Upper Darby in the summer of '76........

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 20, 2012 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

I thought it was Do You Feel Like I Do. (The Frampton song.) LOL, see how good my memory is?

On that list I had albums at the time by Queen, Foghat and Genesis. I didn't like Boston (or Journey/Foreigner). But those songs were definitely all around.

I'm kind of curious about the Rock of Ages movie in the sense that I do wonder how well it stands up as a movie to someone (like me) who actually doesn't like or have personal nostalgic ties to the songs in it. After all, if it's "your era," there's a kind of appeal to the music (or at least a tolerance level) for reasons other than whether you'd have actually liked it at the time (or god knows in retrospect).

On the other hand, I think the pop music from the 60s -- the everyday stuff on the radio -- was massively better than anything we experienced; it doesn't really matter if you were a boomer to enjoy it, while it kind of MIGHT matter that you "lived" the era to enjoy a nostalgia movie on the 80s or, theoretically, the mid/late 70s.

That doesn't mean there wasn't really good music coming out in those years -- of course there was -- but the pop or everyday radio tunes hold up less well and can even be pretty dreadful. Oh Sherrie? Don't Stop Believin'? We Built This City? (Or, on our lists, take your pick if what would be hardest to hear if there wasn't a nostalgic kick along with it!!!)


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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jun 20, 2012 3:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

the movie was and is well worth seeing!!!

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Jun 20, 2012 4:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

So true.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 20, 2012 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

"I thought it was Do You Feel Like I Do. (The Frampton song.) LOL, see how good my memory is?"

Actually AR, your memory is fine....it's both.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 20, 2012 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

Boy, this got everybody going...BD? Chill, eh?

;)

Seriously, I meant it as a "marketing joke" ref, as in "if it's NOT about the Boomers, then is it going to make $?"

IE, they ARE the market, I thought; thus, by defn, the 80s suck (ergo, Boomers have 2.0001 kids, thus, market drops; and they are busy taking care of their parents...wait...hey!? Damn it...get the F$*K out of here with that before you...er, nevermind).

What was I saying about Boomers and their kids?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 20, 2012 2:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

Shooting fish in a barrel, old man.

I'm chill. In fact, I'm Ice Baby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=149jGeIlx3I

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Jun 20, 2012 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

For you Ice Baby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3wKigp5Bfk&;feature=related

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 20, 2012 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

Double stop!!!!!!

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 20, 2012 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

"Double stop!!!!!!"

Huh? I am running at 57.6 Hz this morning and am a little off my gane.........

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jun 20, 2012 9:51am
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Sorry ... I wrote "STOP" to Althea so then I had to write "Double stop" to you.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jun 20, 2012 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: but there was also the 70s ...

Whats wrong with the Florida Guitar Army?

Don't forget...if guitars are outlawed, the only people with guitars will be Outlaws........

Admittedly, Boston was a bit of a reach, but they did some pretty cool stuff with their debut album. Too bad they did the exact same thing on every album after that........

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 19, 2012 9:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i cant believe i am recommending this...

Just off the top of my head, The Talking Heads, The Police, Rush, Peter Tosh, Black Uhuru ...

I know there are more, but in caparison to the '60's it's extremely thin soup. Moldy peels from last year and an old saddle.

I seriously thank the folks who turned me on to GD and 'punk' music. Who knows how much more brain damage I would have sustained?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 19, 2012 11:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i cant believe i am recommending this...

Replacements
REM
Minutemen
Black Flag
MOTHERFUCKIN X - still doing it. As Knitters or not
Husker Du
XTC
Public Enemy (makes Sly seem like the wiggles)
The Pixies
can't believe micah can't recall Sonic Youth -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKMD8vI1MaM

... or that former Milwaukee high school pals Brian Ritchie, Gordon Gano and Kevn Kinney would all go on to do a few things in that decade.

Just another band from East L.A.?
Double Trouble

... and those are just bands that come to mind in 30 seconds.

60s are way, way, way fuckin' overrated. News alert - Morrison wasn't deep. Janis sang covers and flamed out early. Jimi choked on the ham sandwich Mama Cass threw up.

... of course, I prefer the 70's...
(make my funk the p-funk)

But then again, I guess Lebron continues to choke in the big games and no Duke guys make big plays in the NBA Finals....




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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 20, 2012 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i cant believe i am recommending this...

"60s are way, way, way fuckin' overrated."

but only to those who weren't there

“None so blind as those that will not see.”
Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

The 60's was a long decade musically. There was much diversity and many innovations. As far as the good music of the 60's, "seek and ye shall find".

Try the Motown, Stax, Malaco and Chess labels.



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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 20, 2012 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: i cant believe i am recommending this...

I know. I jest. I listen to music from that time, and by artists of that time, on basically a daily basis. And if not, the artists I love are certainly indebted to the same. Hey, I know where I was when JFK was killed, so the times shaped me...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jun 20, 2012 3:41pm
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I sorta figured as much.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 20, 2012 9:08am
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See this is why I need you you BD. You just know. I can't believe I forgot Gordon, Brian (a consideration for top bass player) and Victor. And Thurston ....

Now it's just getting ugly.